The Carolina Jasmine vine is a very fast growing, evergreen vine that rapidly covers privacy fences and this vine gives a muffling of the street noises. The bright green leaves absorb the choking automobile fumes and gases that are rapidly converted into refreshing, breathable oxygen. The Carolina Jasmine is a native American vine that grows in forests from Virginia to Florida and westwards to Texas. Carolina Jasmine vines will flower abundantly from late winter until early spring.
The exquisite yellow, trumpet shaped flowers are brilliant yellow like ripe bananas, and the air is filled with a delicious fragrance, and the growth of the plant, and the increasing blooming period accelerates into a flowering climax in April and May, that begins in February and lasts for months - unlike most flowering vines that have a limited blooming period of about two weeks. The Carolina Jasmine vine will climb any object in its path, and this vine will rapidly will block out the objectionable views of neighboring yards, or like most native American plants and vines, the Carolina Jasmine vines require no maintenance once the vines are established, and these plants grow will vigorously in most soil profiles.
This vine is an excellent container plant and is often grown as topiary vines, as well as ground covers.
Planting a Carolina Jasmine
• This evergreen vine is a native plant to the Southern United States and is known for its brilliant trumpet shaped yellow flowers that begin flowering early in the spring and has been selected as the State flower of South Carolina. The vines can be grown on lattices, fences or walls, but the flowers are not fragrant. The Carolina Jasmine vine is covered with evergreen leaves that may be semi-evergreen in zone 6 or zone 7, when temperatures drop below zero, and in the colder States, the leaves change to a brilliant bronze in the winter. Deer will not bother this plant, and all parts of the plants including the flowers are poisonous.